The story on these cheap area rugs is interesting. I made a deal with an area rug manufacturer out of Turkey for about a zillion area rugs at the right price. The designs that I bought are great. He also had Mickey Mouse® and other great Disney® character area rugs. I wanted to order these also but he said that he couldn't ship them to the USA as they were bootleg and would probably get confiscated by the US government. Now that would not be good so we ordered what we have for sale here.
Part of the contract was that there could be a 30% over run when he manufactured the area rugs. The idea being that if there is material left in the hopper, they run until the material is finished. Well, this manufacturer ran my order plus a FULL 30% overage which meant that we had to rent the largest container just about known to mankind to fit all of the area rugs.
When the area rugs came to port, they had to clear customs. The deal with importing is that customs can do whatever checks that they want to and the importer has to pay for them. Just before our rugs arrived, there were some terror problems in Turkey. Customs ran every test that they could think of on our area rugs including hand unloading the container for minute inspection. By the time they were done, ouch! It cost us.
This is the last time that I import products from abroad. I stared to think, what if someone in Turkey planted something, terror, drug etc., deep into the container of four thousand area rugs. They know where the container is being deliver. They could show up at my warehouse and do a 24 type thing, like shoot all of us dead and retrieve their contraband. OR maybe the same thing happens but customs finds it and pays me a visit with handcuffs and I wind up with a long vacation in Cuba or where ever the US government is holding suspected terrorists without a trial. Even with a trial, who has that kind of money for lawyers? This is our last load of area rugs. When they are gone, they are gone.